It’s always a bit exciting when we put the radio back together. Adding a modern finish to a vintage valve radio is something of a leap of faith, but when this is what it starts out like this …
… it just has to be done.
The 1959 Kolster Brandes Nocturne has an unusual shape, resembling a wedge of cheese from the side, and fortunately had retained all its original parts. We particularly liked how the cream knobs were off-set on the front and so we just went for it.
The cabinet front was painted in a bright zingy orange to bring out the colour in the tuning dial. After several hours work, the radio was reassembled, whilst we held our breath. We think the final result, once again, has made it all worthwhile. The 1959 Kolster Brandes Nocturne is now a thing of great beauty and sounds great.